The year started off with a damper with the passing of our beloved brother George Gay as we had a Masonic service in say farewell to our brother. Clarksville Lodge #668 2016 Lodge Officers.
The installation took place on January 4th at 7pm before our annual stated meeting. Bro. Henry Herwig was the installing Master and Bro. Dick Vilhauer was the installing Marshal. In the photo you have 1st Row L to R : Sr Bro. Steward Perry Shawver, Jr Steward Bro. Daniel Hansen, Tyler Bro. Lee Forrest, Secretary Bro. Eddie Allen 2nd Row L to R: Sr Decon Bro. Charlie Miller, Marshal Bro. Dick Vilhauer, Jr Decon Bro. Harold Plate, Chaplain Bro. Henry Herwig 3rd Row L To R: Treasurer Bro. Keith Jones, JW Bro. Harold VanBeek, WM Bro. Howard Dean, SW Bro. Dustin Thompson, pictured Bro. Ben Ploof & Bro Randy Rodgers.January started off pretty good by receiving 2 petitions for candidates for the degrees of Masonry. On January 28th we welcomed John Alverez to the fraternity as he received his 1st degree of Masonry. Now that February is upon us on Saturday the 13th is Clarksville Annual Sweetheart Dinner along with the widows for Valentines Day will be at Okoboji Grill @ 7pm in Iowa City. On the 25th will be a 1st degree for Russell Barbary @ the Masonic Temple @ 7pm. Then as we look forward towards March we will try to do a dual 2nd degree for Bro. John Alverez & Russell Barbary as in hopes that we will blessed with more candidates for Masonry and a possible event that will help our lodge with the likes of gaining candidates for Clarksville #668.